Thrill of the Hunt ~ Collectibles and Antiques

Blue Glass.  Specifically vintage aqua blue – tiffany blue – glass.  Opalescent, even better.  I love it,  I enjoy searching for it and finding it.  Not on ebay … the old school way – wandering through antique stores and flea markets.  Most of my collection is 75 –  100 years old, and it amazes me that while so fragile, it survives, even with colour intact.  It is definitely in the details, check out the little feet!   I also like fine china — Wedgwood, Spode, Winton Chintz & creamware.  At a certain point I chose to narrow my search to very specific brands and colours purely from the practical point of display and storage!  Keeping a collection within a strict colour palette ensures it all looks great together.

When we renovated our kitchen, I incorporated a display cabinet, an upper cabinet with glass doors and glass shelves.  A dear friend introduced me to antique glass twenty years ago, and I have been hooked ever since.  Why do we like what we like?  Who is to say for sure, but I get great pleasure from my little collection every time I see it.   I think if you have collectibles that are special to you, they should have a prominent place for you to enjoy…                not hidden away.

Displaying collectibles   (photo Sue Womersley)
Displaying collectibles (photo Sue Womersley)
Highlight Display Cabinets with good lighting
Highlight Display Cabinets with good lighting
Blue Glass Display
Blue Glass Display
Opalescent Glass - rose bowls and spooner (photo Sue Womersley)
Opalescent Glass - rose bowls and spooner (photo Sue Womersley)
The only piece of blue milk glass I have ever seen (center) (photo Sue Womersley
The only piece of blue milk glass I have ever seen (center) (photo Sue Womersley)

The Opalescent bowl on the left I saw recently in green for $100.  The blue bowl on the right is the daisy pattern that was made by several different glassware makers.  The blue milk glass is the only time I have seen grape leaves as a pattern and little grapes for feet.

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